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A Journal from our Legation in Belgium


by Hugh Gibson

Postcard image of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. The men are in a hexagonal lozenge, an image that may have been drawn from them riding in a carriage. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars. Above the image, the word "Völkerkrieg" (people's war); below "1914; In Treue Fest" (fixed in loyalty).

Postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars.

The journal of Hugh Gibson, Secretary of the American Legation in Brussels, Belgium, published the year the United States entered the war against Germany. Gibson's journal for July through December 1914, covers his experiences in Belgium in the confusing first months of the war. As a neutral power, the United States takes on the . . .

The book includes Gibson's later entries from 1915 covering the arrest, trial, and execution of nurse Edith Cavell.

A graceful and engaging writer, Gibson

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917

Copyright: Copyright, 1917, by Doubleday, Page & Company